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Lone Star College-North Harris Partners with Aldine ISD to Provide Workforce Training

Lone Star College-North Harris was recently awarded a $120,000 grant by the Texas Workforce Commission for the Career Pathways Project. With this project, Lone Star College (LSC), through the Lone Star College-North Harris campus, will provide free workforce, dual credit courses in Welding and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) from now until the end of the year to students in Aldine ISD.

LSC-North Harris is considered a leader in manufacturing education, offering numerous opportunities to earn first or second-level certificates or an Associate of Applied Science degree. According to Anne Albarelli, dean of academic affairs for LSC-North Harris, “This program provides access to post-secondary education and training to students who would not otherwise be able to afford the tuition, fees, books and other associated costs for dual credit welding or HVAC-R classes.” Additionally, students who complete the program with a grade of a “C” or better will receive a tool kit, valued at several hundred dollars.

Aldine ISD students who participate in the Career Pathways Project can earn four college credits. If the students continue on the pathway, they can earn a Level I Welding or HVAC-R certificate which prepares them to enter high-demand fields. The program is limited to first 120 Aldine ISD students who sign up.

To enroll in this program or for more information including class times and dates, please contact LSC-North Harris advisor Erika Acevedo at 281.618.5782 or Erika.S.Acevedo@LoneStar.edu. Classes will be held at Aldine, Davis, Eisenhower, MacArthur and Nimitz Senior High Schools and the Hall Center for Education. Students must provide their own transportation.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. The college, which opened its doors in 1973, serves the residents of Aldine and Spring ISDs. Currently, more than 17,000 students attend class on the 200-acre main campus in addition to its two satellite centers; LSC-Greenspoint Center and LSC-Victory Center.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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